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NRW Excursion programme at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Environment Ministry are inviting the accredited delegates, observers, participants and journalists at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to explore the innovative energy region of NRW.

„Synlight“ – the largest artificial sun in the world. 
Photo: Markus Hauschild, www.hauschild.biz
„Synlight“ – the largest artificial sun in the world.
Photo: Markus Hauschild, www.hauschild.biz

In the period 7 to 16 November 2017 we are offering eighteen highly diverse excursions to view exemplary energy projects from the energy region of North Rhine-Westphalia. The beacon projects from NRW being presented highlight the fact that the Energiewende (Energy Turnaround) in Germany has reached all levels of society and its implementation is now a task involving society as a whole.

In this energy intensive state economics and climate protection go hand in hand, and the rising energy efficiency is increasingly giving companies in the region a competitive advantage. With the presented solutions of climate protection visitors of the COP23 can will be able to take home to their own countries useful information gleaned from the examples presented. This means that an active exchange of views on best practice examples is being vigorously promoted on an international level.

The Institute for Solar Research operates large-scale plants and test rigs in Bonn.
Photo: Thomas Ernsting
The Institute for Solar Research operates large-scale plants and test rigs in Bonn.
Photo: Thomas Ernsting

The day-long excursions, each of which will also culminate in a tourist highlight, can be booked free of charge. All destinations can accommodate groups of up to 40 persons – and so you should register promptly. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received.

The EnergyAgency.NRW is organising the tours on behalf of the Federal Environment Ministry and the NRW state government. Its energy advisors and staff of KlimaExpo.NRW will accompany the trips as part of a four-person team of experts to give specialist support.

Furthermore a photographer will document the excursion – on the following day in each case you will be able to download the photos of your excursion at www.energieagentur.nrw.de and use them free of charge in your press and public relations.

List of excursions by date

Period of the NRW Excursion Programme: 7. to 16.11.2017.

7.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Dortmund (key features: Phoenixsee/Borussia Dortmund Stadium)
  • Route: Bonn – Cologne (key features: Veedel Strom/Climate Protection Estate)

8.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Erkrath – Remscheid (key features: Grundfos/Vaillant)
  • Route: Bonn – Bonn (key features: Kameha Grand / Post Tower / Welthungerhilfe/

9.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Bottrop – Essen (key features: Innovation City, TRIMET)
  • Route: Bonn – Cologne - Bonn (key features: Campus Klein-Altendorf / DLR Solar Research)

10.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Jülich (key features: DLR and FZ Jülich)
  • Route: Bonn – Bonn (key features: Kameha Grand / Post Tower/ Welthungerhilfe)

11.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Leverkusen – Hilden ­– Wuppertal (Naturgut Ophofen/Schüren/Villa Media)

12.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Saerbeck (Klimakommune Saerbeck)

13.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Lindlar – Cologne (:metabolon/Virtual Power Plant of RheinEnergie)
  • Route: Bonn – Dortmund (key features: Phoenixsee/Borussia Dortmund Stadium)

14.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Bottrop – Essen (key features: Innovation City, TRIMET)
  • Route: Bonn – Grevenbroich – Bedburg (key features: Wind Test Area/ Königshovener Höhe Wind Farm/Garzweiler open-cast mine)

15.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Aachen (key features: StreetScooter and RWTH Aachen University)
  • Route Bonn – Finnentrop (key features: Pumped storage hydropower plant of Enervie/Mark E)

16.11.2017

  • Route: Bonn – Düsseldorf (keyword: Combined cycle power plant)
  • Route: Bonn – Essen – Duisburg (Essen – European Green Capital; Thyssenkrupp)